Francis McGrath provides background, ambient piano music. Combining years of experience from different bands and different styles, he creates a unique mood for formal or casual events. He seamlessly switches from jazz to classical to pop to new age with just the right amount of improvisation. Guests passively enjoy the background music until their ears are tickled by a familiar melody or pleasant memory.
Francis is an excellent piano player and played non stop for an hour. It was great to have piano in the background during our meal and just a relaxing evening listening to Classical piano and Christmas tunes. I highly recommend booking.
Francis was the highlight to our party and very willing to go along with my idea of having him arrive as the grim reaper and play in costume. He played very well and kicked off his performance with the theme to Phantom of the Opera. I highly recommend Francis and will be booking him again!
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 200 minutes
What to Expect
Francis provides non-intrusive yet interesting music to give your event a unique ambience.
Francis McGrath has been playing piano and keyboards in the Austin area for over 25 years. He's played jazz brunches, worked with singer-songwriters and some of Austin's best cover bands.
Additional Booking Notes
If a piano is not available, Francis can bring a high quality keyboard and light amplification.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 17, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
Past Booked Events
|December 08, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 14, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
Blue Rondo a la Turk - Dave Brubeck
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
Birdland - Weather Report
Watermark - Enya
Spain - Chick Corea
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
Falling Slowly - Once
Watermelon Man/Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Into The West - Lord of the Rings
Mia and Sebastian’s Theme/City of Stars - La La Land
Memories of Green - Blade Runner
When Doves Cry - Prince
New Day For You - Basia
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis
I Love You - Sarah McLachlan
Always Returning - Brian Eno
In a Silent Way - Miles Davis
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Joe Zawinul
The Inner Light - Star Trek
Influences & Inspiration
Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett, Enya, Brian Eno, Chick Corea
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